OAKLAND -- Jason Young, co-founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs in Oakland, has been appointed to President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.
MindBlown Labs is a social enterprise that uses gaming to teach young people about personal finance.
Young, a Harvard graduate who is also founder and president of Hidden Genius Project, a year-round mentoring and youth workforce development program, learned about his appointment Monday.
"The council represents a unique opportunity to create lasting public-private partnerships that will empower young people throughout the country with financial capability skills," said Young, who grew up in Inglewood in Los Angeles County. "I am humbled to have been asked to participate, and I look forward to helping to ensure that the council leverages technology to deliver financial education in the most effective manner possible."
The special advisory council is chaired by John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments. It's charged with advising "the President and the Secretary of the Treasury on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through use of technology."